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it down. it's the city's responsibility to trim the trees. >> we don't have the number of trues that we'd like. in fact tree maintenance cycle is far short of that. it's a resource issue of money. >> some trees supposed to be maintained by homeowners. across town in san francisco russian hill neighborhood, this family narrowly escaped being hit by a huge cypress tree. one piece spearing through the master bedroom. >> fell over my head. one of the branches, the main trunk of the tree fell into our yard. and then, one branch fell into our house. >> trees like this one found in city parks are usually removed later. this one will remind neighbors of the power of the most recent storm. >> i did hear a lot of rain coming down. a lot of wind. but no sounds at night. so just came out a minute ago. and wow. there is a tree gone. >> and again i'm on 14th avenue. in the richmond district. here is an interesting fact for you. there are about 103,000 neighborhood trees in san francisco. the city maintains about a third of them. i'm live in san francisco now, let's go to my colleague, wayne freedman
and into the neighborhood. city crews tell us piles of large debris plugged up the culvert and the force of the flood water started washing away the earth between the culvert and the road. that's when the pavement collapsed on top of the utility lines. there could have been raw sue -- sewage running down the treat. >> it was a moving target. we saul the road had begun to dip, appeared to be failing. we called central sand. they were working on top of the failing road, and they worked very rapidly through the morning, and were able to get the line in before the road finally collapsed. reporter: this chest of drawers is among the debris that washed down the creek and plugged up the culvert. you can see logs, tree stumps and an assortment of garbage. the city still doesn't have an accurate read how many homes are affected but says the residents will probably by without water throughout the night. interestingly the same culvert was plugged and caused serious flooding in 1997. back livement you can see the hole in the ground. hey several utility crews out here trying to restore service and other crews are tryin
city hall and we're glad to see it because we see it every day for 30 years. >> reporter: we caught up with the sheriff in front of the women's resource center where he was taking part in the sheriff's toy drive and i asked if the mayor or the d.a. had changed their opposition to working with him on their domestic violence campaign. >> there hasn't been a conversation by them, but i continue to have directly with me. but i continue to reach out to them. >> reporter: the sheriff says he isn't about to resign and he isn't paying attention to new efforts to have him recalled. in the news room, mark matthews, abc 7 news. >> thank you. back again today, the december high tide known as king tide swamped coast lines. these tides occur when the sun, moon and earth are if alignment. some say climate change will make high water events like these more common. >> open a conversation in a way where it's no longer polarized, it becomes a conversation of look, this is what we have at risk now. how can we build our municipalities in such a way that they are resilient to sea level lives? >> in southern
rescue in redwood city. fire protection crews from redwood city and menlo park got a call that two kayakers war were stabbed in the wetlands, and using try angulation they were found in minutes. they were stuck in mud when the tide turned quickly. >>> the weather is also affecting bay area airports. san francisco international, up to 30 flights canceled and many delayed. that includes incoming and departing flights. >> i found out my flight had been cancelled after four hours waiting in the airport. i had to wait another three hours in a customer service line which i didn't get to the end of before the booth closed, and ended up having to call in and organize that. then they switched me on airlines. >> ama: a nightmare. officials urge people to check with the airlines for the status of their flights before coming to the airport. for up to date information go to the flight tracker on the front page of our web site, abc7news.com. >> just ahead, lots of wind and rain here. what about in the sierra? we'll take you up the hill to see the conditions. >> we're tracking the storm on live d
in the hands of the city. the director who will answer to the judge has ability to fire the police chief if that is necessary. the ruling comes on the heels of8cki a 2003 civil rights case settled by the city in exchange for promised reforms that were not fulfilled. a hearing on the issue was scheduled for foam tomorrow but theçx÷]÷ hearing was canced because of the order from the judge. >> san francisco district attorney is reassuring the public a brutal killing two days ago was an isolated incident two. people found bound and gagged on the street sunday night. a 26-year-old died after being shot inside of an suv and dumped on the road. an 18-year-old female was beaten, left next to him to die. she survived. today, four people accused appeared in court. the judge did not allow to us videotape them. they're a 31-year-old, 21-year-old, 24-year-old and 22-year-old. all four pleaded not guilty to a variety of charges including murder. >> we're dumping the streets so whether they're trying to send a message to someone else, again, it's early in the investigation. but i think that the one
with spots. raiders playing at home. >> mike: coasting kansas city in their final home game of the season. last team they beat? kansas city. this raider fan offering her pairs to the victims of newtown. brady quinn picked off, leading to a grandcow ski field goal. 6-0 raiders. this 19 yarder led to the fourth field go mike goodson, strong game on the ground. spins away from one tackle. 43 of his 89 yards on theground, and this, led to a field goal. but the raiders defense did shut out the chiefs. first since 2002. tommy kelly, first sack of the season. raiders snap a six-game skid, 15-the final. >> our guys needed something where they get a little confidence, and i thought they had a great week of practice. i thought they were totally focused on what we needed to do and how we needed to play to win this football game, and i thought they did a great job executing today. >> mike: around the afc. andrew luck fighting for a wild card spot in houston. the punt blocked. the scoop and score. 23-texans. andrew luke through for 186 yards, two t.d.es, including this one to hit ton. that was not eno
of the by area. >> the citi5róÑ of lafayette putting repairs from last storm on the fast track tonight. a construction firm working to repair mountain view drive, undermined by a creek during the storm on december 2. the company brought in after emergency when learning would it take crews months to make repairs. the firm says it will work1åñ 24 hours per day to fix this road. >> monday morning fierce winds proved too much for a huge wind that brought a tree crashing down. cruise spent the day cutting down that tree the only person inside at the time was a renter sleeping in nornl part of the house. he didn't realize damage until he was awakened by police. >> i'm lucky it hit a maple but i think there is a reason it didn't crush the house. >> an arborist estimates it weighs about 30,000 pounds. neighbors say they will cut down a tree feet from where one was knocked down. >> folks he are worried if they're shut down, homes could be at risk. there martinez and walnut creek. live in martinez tonight county super visors have been debating shutting down station autos right this, vote alrea
is important. we'll be okay. >> reporter: the east palo alto city manager said that california conservation corps is expected to work in the dark tonight. they are not expecting tomorrow evening's storm to be as bad as last night's but they really don't want to take any chances. >> dan: better safe than sorry. there are flooding concerns in sonoma county where several roads and streets are still closed. reporter cornell bernard is live in napa. a dramatic water rescue on napa river. >> much of wine country is still drying out after the storm, but the napa river as you can see here is still high, swollen with rain. we arrived moments after a man wound up in the river right underneath the third street bridge. >> a man flailing, fighting to stay afloat in the middle of the napa river. crowds on the bank watched the drama unfold. >> they were there really quick. >> we needed to get him out real quick. we got a good throw on the rope. >> the victim was pulled ashore. a ladder was brought in and the man was pulled to safety. there was no time to waste. in sonoma county, high water is still a big
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